about | richard rabel

NYC Interior Designer Richard Rabel
Richard is seriously knowledgeable and is one
of the nicest and least pretentious people I’ve
met in this industry.

Veronika Miller, CEO

The joy in my work comes from crafting modern spaces that achieve a stylish balance between function and form as a result of sifting a client’s wishes through my vision + experience.  – Richard Rabel

Richard is the creative eye behind Richard Rabel Interiors + Art, Ltd., a Manhattan studio offering interior residential design, decorating and art advising services. From apartments in New York and Paris to large properties in Dallas and Sao Paulo, Richard has shown an intuitive knack for uniting architecture, art and objects in unexpected ways that articulate an interior’s visual personality. His is an eclectic modern aesthetic of clean lines with a preference for infusing the design of his rooms with a tightly curated selection of antiques, 20th / 21st century masterworks and bespoke detailing.

Ten years at Christies – the international art auction house – where Richard was a Senior Vice President and Senior Specialist, studies in architecture and interior design at the University of Texas/Austin, Parsons and the New York School of Interior Design and over 35 years of global travel and living abroad experiences inform his polished signature strengths in design, modernism, beauty and art.

Richard’s work has been published in Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Forbes, The Washington Post and other print and online international and national publications.  His studio was selected for New York Magazine’s Best of New York Design and by Sotheby’s to design a room for their prestigious Designer Showhouse. Richard Rabel Interiors and Art, LTD. was recently tapped to design a space for the renowned Kips Bay Designer Showhouse in New York.

Richard Rabel is a designer known for a sophisticated point of view that has made him blast onto the design scene in enviable fashion. His popularity grows naturally from his ability to create livable, warm and unique interiors that reflect a 21st-century lifestyle with classically modern sensibilities. – Global Lighting